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Tri-State Soybean Forum Set For January 6, 2012
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 56th annual Tri-State Soybean Forum will convene on Friday January 6, 2012 at the Thomas Jason Lingo Community Center in Oak Grove, Louisiana.  Beginning at 8:00 a.m., topics discussed during this meeting will include: Current Situations and Market Outlooks for the Soybean Industry, Glyphosate Weed Resistance Updates & Resistant Weed Control Options, Mid-South Soybean Board Projects Update, Salt Water in the Mississippi River Aquifer, Later Season Soybean Diseases, and How Stress Effects Soybean Yield, as well as an update from the United Soybean Board.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an educational opportunity for the soybean producers of the states of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Tri-State Soybean Forum Agenda

7:30-8:00Registration and Coffee
8:00-8:15Welcome and Introductions
8:15-8:45United Soybean Board UpdateJimmy Sneed, USB Director Communications Vice Chair
8:45-9:15Salt Concentrations in the Mississippi River Alluvial AquiferJason Griffith, USGS
9:15-9:45Current Situations and Market Outlooks for the Soybean IndustryDr. Kurt Guidry, Gilbert Durbin Professor,
LSU AgCenter Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
9:45-10:15Mid-South Soybean Board Projects UpdateDr. Lanny Ashlock, Arkansas & Mid-South Soybean Promotion Board Coordinator & Assistant Vice President for Special Programs
10:15-10:45Break and View Exhibits
10:45-11:15Soybean Response to StressDr. Jeremy Ross, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture Soybean Specialist
11:15-11:45Weed Management in Roundup Ready and Liberty Link Soybean
Dr. Daniel O. Stephenson, Assistant Professor/Specialist - Weed Science, LSU AgCenter
11:45-12:30Late Season Soybean Disease Management Dr. Boyd Padgett, Professor, Macon Ridge Research Station, LSU AgCenter
12:30 Lunch

For more information, please contact:

R.L. Frazier, 2012 Forum Chairman/Treasurer
Office:  (318) 574-2465)
Cell:  (318) 267-6714         
Bob Stark, 2012 Forum Secretary
Office:  (870-460-1091) 


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